WWE confirmed that Dean Ambrose will be leaving when his contract expires after WrestleMania 35, but that doesn't mean we've seen the end of 'The Lunatic' just yet.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Ambrose is set to work Friday's live show in Saskatoon, and he's slated to appear on the upcoming episodes of Monday Night Raw. So yes, Ambrose will work throughout the final two months of his WWE contract.
There are some cases where WWE has granted early releases for its superstars, but this won't be the case for Ambrose. WWE has two months to give the former Shield member the right sendoff, before he (likely), signs with another promotion.
It's been widely rumored that Ambrose could look to join the All Elite Wrestling promotion, which has already recruited former WWE talents in Chris Jericho and Pac (known as Neville in WWE).
PW Torch was first to report that Ambrose was on his way out of the WWE, citing frustration over the direction of his character. One unnamed superstar said that Ambrose was tired of portraying a "hokey" gimmick. PWInsider later reported that Ambrose rejected a five-year offer worth seven figures annually.
Ambrose was moved over to the SmackDown Live brand in the 2016 WWE Draft, and he was built as the face of that show. However, his WWE Championship reign was fairly lackluster, and a reformation of The Shield in 2017 ended abruptly when Ambrose suffered a torn triceps late in the year - which forced him to miss eight months of action.
WWE turned Ambrose heel in October, but it hasn't gone as planned, with fans and pundits unable to buy into it. The porous promos and mediocre matches haven't helped a bit, and all of this has paved the way in Ambrose's decision to leave.
What This Means
Well, WWE fans have two more months to see what Ambrose can do as he prepares for the final chapter of his career here. It'll be interesting to see what WWE sets up for him over his final weeks here, before he moves on.